12 month fixed term
Te Whanganui a Tara – Wellington

He Whānau Taurikura – Thriving Whānau

Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) is a government agency that works across Government and with whānau, hapū, iwi and other Māori communities to achieve our vision of Thriving Whānau.

The wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi and other Māori communities is central to the future wellbeing of Aotearoa (New Zealand). We seek to expand social and economic prosperity for Māori by connecting them with opportunities that create growth and enhance the resilience of whānau.

We bring innovation to our key role of leading work in policy and legislative change that will deliver improved outcomes for Māori. 

As an Advisor, Communications you will contribute to the enhancement of the Ministry’s reputation with Māori, the Public Sector, Media and Government by providing advice and support across Te Puni Kōkiri for the planning, development and delivery of communications.

You will work with the Communications Manager and other members of the team to ensure that communications promote the Ministry’s reputation and achievements. The position is to support both internal and external communication needs. This role will also support business partners to develop and implement kaupapa communications plans that are alighted to our communications strategy and tailor social media approaches to meet individual business partner needs.

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Communications or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • At least 2-4 years’ experience
  • A strong understanding and working knowledge of the machinery of government
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Experience and expertise in communications tools and techniques
  • Well-developed relationship management skills to work with a broad range of people including senior management, staff, external media and external contractors
  • Comfortable in working in a Tikanga / kaupapa Māori environment.
  • Online and social media experience with use of Adobe suite an advantage


To apply, please email your CV, Covering letter and a completed application form to vacancy@tpk.govt.nz.

Applications close Sunday 28 April 2019.

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